i was interviewed by a Jamaican journalist by the name of Ashleigh Ann Mowatt. Check it out.
Good day fellow poets, scribes, wordsmith, master writers, family, friends, supporters and well wishers I humbly ask if you please could go vote for my poem ‘A GIFT LOST’ on Realistic Poetry International facebook page, as the image says I am contestant #75 Xavier J. Frazer. Once you get to the page all you need to do is like, comment and share the poem all of which adds up to one vote. Thank you in advance.
A GIFT LOST
The radio plays songs that induce feelings,
I sometimes wish I never had,
For they open wounds that never heal.
As the stars whisper to the moon,
I thought of how you were the fire that melted my frozen heart, like butter in the sun.
I thought of how my stomach you once filled with butterflies,
And how you left me speechless, yet full of laughter.
You were the foundation I wanted to build my home on,
But you became a blueprint without a plan,
I see people close their eyes to dream, with you I only had to open mine.
When you looked at me my heart skipped beats, my eyes twinkle and your smile made me fall in love all over again.
You had a savage kind of personality, like that of wolves,
But your heart was as soft as wool.
You were a beautiful disaster, like chaos really!
Your smile dared me to fall in love.
You were the love that existed,
Yet the love lost,
You were a prized possession,
Yet the gift I naively lost.
©Xavier J. Frazer.
My book has been reviewed by Melanin Book Bloggers, it has been rated five stars also described as being powerful. This is what they had to say;
Soul Cry takes you on a journey. Somehow Xavier J. Frazier has manged to put into words the frustration, despair, injustice, love, hope and struggle we all feel at one point or another.
Through his words you are able to envision yourself walking among the natives of Kingston, Jamaica. He brings you into to a world that resonates beauty, music, danger, death and survival.
No poetry masterpiece wouldn’t be complete without the battle of LOVE. “I love you but I had to keep you in the dark, for I know the truth would’ve torn your heart apart.” ~ Guilty Conscience
I believe every writer can identify with “Chaos of the Mind”. My favorite passage for this poem is: “How can I see the beauty of my mind? When it’s in complete chaos?
Other favorites: Distant Heart, Black Skin, BLACK WOMAN, Destined for Success, Sorry is Foreign (love, love, love this one).